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Developer's Description

TapeDeck is a new audio recorder exclusively for Mac OS X 10.5, designed with a quick-capture workflow in mind. You're never more than a single mouse click (or keystroke) away from making a new recording, which are called, unsurprisingly, "tapes." TapeDeck records directly to compressed MP4-AAC audio, making it equally useful for quick high-fidelity samples or hours and hours of lecture.

As you can see, TapeDeck was designed to emulate a real cassette tape recorder (perhaps you have a similar model in your basement), but with a few key differences:

  • Every recording you ever make is immediately saved in the box of Tapes.
  • You cannot record over an existing tape; clicking Record automatically starts a new tape for you.

Of course, TapeDeck improves on the traditional tape recorder in a number of ways:

  • In much the same way that digital cameras made film "free," TapeDeck makes tapes "free": you'll never run out of tape (until you run out of disk space).
  • TapeDeck's recording quality is far better than that of an audiocassette. You can adjust the recording quality to trade file size for recording length.
  • An audiocassette has a label (where you can write a little bit) and a case liner (where you can write a lot). TapeDeck has these too, but they're full-text searchable.
  • Tapes are standard .m4a audio files, so you can copy them into iTunes and synchronize them with your iPod, or email tapes to others.

To record with TapeDeck, you must have a built-in microphone, use device plugged into your Mac's line-in port (such as a microphone, record player, etc.), or another audio input device (USB input, Bluetooth headset, etc.).

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.5.4

General

Release October 24, 2013
Date Added October 24, 2013
Version 1.5.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None

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